Rio Tinto awards Pilbara contract SIMPEC

Cape Lambert

SIMPEC has won a $4.5 million contract at Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert port facility in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

The WestStar Industrial subsidiary will design and construct a remote draft survey system that will aim to increase ship turnaround and safety at the facility.

SIMPEC is due to start work on the contract this month and plans to complete the construction in the second quarter of 2019.

The contract win demonstrates SIMPEC’s growing order book servicing Tier 1 mining companies, according to WestStar.

It follows SIMPEC’s contract win to conduct work at the Tianqi lithium processing plant at Kwinana.

SIMPEC managing director Mark Dimasi said the contract award was testament to the team’s hard work over the past six months during the tender phase for projects.

“What a commendable achievement to secure a project directly with Rio Tinto, a global Tier 1 company. This is the beginning of an exciting new journey with Rio Tinto,” Dimasi said.

SIMPEC has built an order book of $30 million so far this financial year, while also tendering for more than $150 million of work throughout Australia.